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Jamhuri Day symbolises wise leadership

By - | December 15th 2012

Jamhuri Day symbolises wise leadership

Kenya is turning 49, a symbolic point that depicts maturity, wisdom and responsibility in humanity. Since the onset of early 1960s, we have been singing the same songs of freedom, living by the same promises, and hoping for the best without coming out of our comfort zones to effect positive change.

Agriculture, which is the most important  industry for mankind, has been relegated to the rural peasants and trade fairs as opposed to a full-scale industry that taps into the energised youthful population that is swelling the urban centres. Kenya is a blessed country – the land of opportunities; we can produce enough for all of us and have extra for our neighbours.

We have enough land to settle everyone and where to build industries and even carry out researches.

Education is viewed as an enabler and equaliser. The Kenyan education system is a well oiled process that defines class more than any other factor.

 The massive volumes of young  Kenyans who are locked out of the next level of education is a national catastrophe.

 Alternative measures taken to absorb this niche are dictated by the ghetto maxim of show me the colour (money) before we deal; effectively slamming shut two massive doors in the face of the poor.

Has anybody ever cared to ask where these people go?  In contemporary Kenya, living large is a symbol of success.

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 The MPs are supposed to make changes that will lead this country out of our predicament.

Kanyi Gioko, via Email


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